You know that very cute thing you occasionally hear about – called a half-birthday? Some people actually throw little celebrations six months out, when they’re midway between their previous and upcoming birthday. Why not apply this way of thinking to your New Year’s resolutions for your oral health? What did you resolve to do six months ago and what achievements do you hope to look back on in six months from now when you come up with a brand new list? Consider some helpful resolution ideas to ensure you feel proud of yourself come January 1, 2017.
Resolution: Choose Better Snacks
What have you been snacking on lately? Things that stain your teeth like coffee? Ice, which can lead to damaged teeth and worsen oral health issues like bruxism or TMJ disorder? Super sweet, sticky stuff that coats your teeth in sugar and promotes cavities? Do yourself a favor and resolve to choose snacks that are good for your health (such as water, chopped veggies, cheese, yogurt, and nuts) and rely on sugarless gum if your sweet tooth comes a-calling!
Resolution: Get Yourself Organized
If you’re disorganized with your dental hygiene and your preventive visits, your oral health will surely suffer. What your smile needs is consistency. Don’t worry – even for the worst clutter bug, this is quite simple to handle. Simply pick a day to get things sorted out. Buy the dental hygiene items you need, call us to schedule your next appointment, and ask yourself whether you’re keeping up with your brushing (twice daily) and flossing (once daily), making any necessary changes.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.